City Manager

Glenarden, Maryland
$100,000 - $105,900 per year +benefits
Oct 27, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Full Time

The City of Glenarden is seeking a strong leader and experienced City Manager to provide effective leadership while coordinating the day-to-day activities of the City.  The City of Glenarden is a municipality of 6,402 residents located just outside of Washington, DC.  The City Manager is the Chief Administrative Officer of the City of Glenarden and is responsible for direct administration of government operations; large-scale, on-going projects/initiatives; goal setting and strategic planning; overseeing procurement actions; preparation of yearly budgets; and directing oversight of the City Treasurer, Chief of Police, Director of Public Works, and Director of Administration.  The City is seeking a proactive, positive individual to join our well-established management team   Department Heads control day-to-day operations, so the City is seeking not only a leader, but a motivator.  The City Manager assist the Mayor and Council in the development of City policies established by ordinances and resolutions approved by the Mayor and City Council.

The City Manager is expected to demonstrate excellent leadership; operated in a principled and civil manner at all times; place City residents first at all times and serve as an effective advocate for the interests of the City and residents.  The City Manager works at the pleasure of the Mayor and City Council.

Primary Functions:

  • The City Manager shall be the Chief Administrative Officer of the City and shall be responsible to the Mayor and City Council for the administration of all City affairs placed in his or her charge under the City Charter.
  • Direct and participate in the implementation of City goals, objectives, policies, priorities, and procedures.
  • Responsible for seeing that City ordinances and resolutions are properly enforced.
  • Ensure that all City leases, contracts, permits, and privileges are fully observed and properly enforced.
  • Plan, direct, and coordinate, through staff, the work plan for City projects and programmatic area of responsibility. Review and evaluate work methods and procedures. Meet with management staff to identify and resolve problems.
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual City budget by coordinating the requests and suggestions of the Mayor, the Council, department and agency heads, and other concerned city personnel; drafting a proposed budget; and assisting the Mayor in preparation of the annual budget message as required by Section 804(b) of the City Charter.
  • Acts as economic development director for the City on behalf of the Mayor or resolution from the Council.  Meets with prospective business leaders, develops incentive packages for attracting businesses, and meets with Prince George’s County economic development committee concerning Mayor and City Council approved potential area of development within the City.
  • Maintain positive contact with community groups to represent the City. Develop community relations programs and policies. Represent the City to neighboring jurisdictions, governmental bodies, organizations, and the news media.
  • Meet with citizens to review and resolve customer service and other issues.
  • Provide leadership and direction in such areas as major projects and long-range capital programs.
  • Confer with residents, taxpayers, businesses, and other individuals, groups, and outside agencies having an interest or potential interest in City affairs or concerns.
  • Provide support to the Council. Assist council members with a variety of activities, providing leadership and information as requested. Attend council meetings. Make monthly written reports to the council on activities occurring that month.
  • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public administration and management.
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Mayor, Council, or may be required elsewhere in the Charter.


  • A bachelor’s degree in public or business administration, public policy, finance or closely related field is required.
  • A Master’s Degree in public or business administration, planning; or a related field is preferred. 
  • Managerial and personnel administration experience in the public and/or private sectors, is required.
  • Seven years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal government, including five years of administration and supervisory responsibility, is required.
  • Extensive experience within a public works environment at county or municipal level is highly desirable. 
  • Knowledge of and significant experience in municipal operations, services, and finance, including, without limitation, budget development and implementation.
  • Extensive knowledge of grant administration and writing.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of program development and administration.
  • Knowledge of principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluations.
  • Skill in strategic thinking and planning, problem solving, and ability to lead staff in ongoing strategic planning and implementation efforts.
  • Skill in developing and administering departmental goals, objectives, and procedures.
  • Skill in analyzing situations accurately and adopting an effective course of action.
  • Ability to coordinate and direct communications public relations, personnel resources, budgets, and information to meet community needs and assure smooth and efficient activities.
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate the performance of personnel.
  • Ability to lead and manage employees and select, supervise, train, and evaluate personnel according to the City’s personnel policies and procedures.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals, subordinate employees, the media, Council members, and the general public. 


This is an essential, full-time, salaried, permanent position.  Days and hours of operations are Monday through Friday, various shifts starting between 7:00 am and 8:30 am.  May be subject to respond during emergencies on an as needed basis; may be required to work occasional evening, weekends, or holidays during special events.  If selected, the candidate must be able to successfully pass a fingerprint screening, background investigation, and a drug/alcohol screening. Please submit your resume to Karen Shoultz at

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